Just For Fun

April 13, 2012

Blueberries in the Stainless Steel Sink with water splashing down BLOG
Reagan has been on a huge blueberry kick. She absolutely loves them and will eat an entire pint in one sitting if we let her. We just cannot keep enough on hand. If it's not blueberries, then it is red raspberries. She is a berry lovin' girl:) Whatever it happens to be though, I am a little over the top when it comes to washing it. I worry about things that may have been sprayed on the berries while they were growing, so they hit the sink for a very good "shower" before they ever make in into Reagan's bowl.

Washing the blueberries in the sink BLOG
So the other morning I was getting Reagan her breakfast and the two containers of blueberries were in the bottom of the sink. The water cascading down on them caught my eye. I ran to my office and grabbed my camera.

Blueberries MACRO Water Drops BLOG
I love to photograph food and flowers, but when you add some water, it just adds an extra element of fun!

Oats and Berries BLOG
I usually take my food shots on the kitchen table where I get a lot of natural light. These shots were taken in or around my sink where it is not nearly as light. In fact, there was very little light at all.

Remember my new friend Kurt from Cardinal Camera?
Well, he recently worked some serious magic and got me into the new Canon 5d Mark iii and this week I had a little fun testing the limits of this camera! I am still not quite ready to give a full report and I have only scratched the surface of what this camera can do, but I will say this...... The 61 point focus system is nothing like I have ever experienced. It is as FAST as can be, and if that is not enough to make you swoon...... the ISO capabilities on this camera are through the roof. It was definitely made to work flawlessly in low light conditions.

For those that are photography buffs, would you believe that the first two photos in today's post were taken at ISO 8000 and the third and fourth photos were taken at ISO 5000? YES, they were....and I could hardly believe my eyes!!
Even with the high ISO settings, the grain and noise is minimal or nonexistent!

I know a few of you mentioned wanting to upgrade to this camera should you be the lucky recipient of the $1000 Cardinal Camera Gift Card giveaway. Trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed and you will never want to put this camera down. It is my new baby and it will go everywhere I go:)

Speaking of Cardinal Camera and the ever so generous Kurt, Stay tuned...... the Gift Card winner will be announced bright and early tomorrow morning!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend....TGIF!

the long road



24 comments:

Sharie said...

Lisa that is amazing - grainy at IS0 800 - not so much any more:)

Sharon said...

Linhsey is a berry eating machine too! Your blueberries came out gorgeous : )

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! thanks for hosting :)

Terri said...

No photography buff here but I know that an ISO at that number is crazy! What an amazing camera! Congrats Lisa!

Teri said...

Wow Lisa those are amazing at the ISO! I am with Reagan I love berries! What an awesome new camera! Beautiful photos!:)

Love Letters To China said...

Wow...that's all I can muster up. I'm so impressed with what that camera can do. So happy you made the leap. I don't blame you one bit for bringing that along at all times.

Hope you have a fantastic Friday Lisa!

xoxo

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh! You have me hanging on by a thread! Those photos are GORGEOUS!!!! We went to a strawberry farm last night and picked our own fruit. I'll admit, one or two entered my mouth as I just couldn't help myself. Now, I'm a little concerned at what I might have actually put into my mouth. :/ If I'm a gonner in a few days, we're all gonna know what to blame! And congrats on the new camera! I know how excited I always get when I get some new equipment to play around with!! xoxo! Brooke

tiarastantrums said...

such gorgeous shots of berries in water! I am in love with the camera too and it is on my WANT list for sure!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are gorgeous as always!!! Congrats on the camera. That is the top of my someday list- for the ISO capabilities like this. Incredible!!!!!

snekcip said...

Ok those photos had me seriously PICKING at my computer screen. The clarity is UNBELIEVABLE!!! I have heard GREAT THINGS about this Canon Mark 5d!!! I can only swoon about though!! :) TALK ABOUT A PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM CAMERA!!!!!

Kim said...

U are AMAZING.... I am taking your class.. trying to see if I can get in this next one.. if not I will be doing the next one for sure... LOVE YOU ... I am excited for the drawing... Let it be KIM...

Wanda said...

(drool running down my chin here) WOWZA....what a camera. These shots are amazing - enjoy it as I know you will. (I'm pining for the new Nikon D4).

Enjoy your week-end!
xoxo

Gail said...

INCREDIBLE!!!!! Amazing shots with the ISO so high...wow!! I'm a little bit envious. Like Wanda I would love a Nikon D4 (maybe if I won the lottery...ha!) :)

Beautiful blueberries. Sometimes I think Will will turn into one, he eats so many.

Have a wonderful weekend, Lisa!!

hugs to you,
Gail

KandK said...

WOW!!!!! AWESOME!!!! This camera is awesome but I'm thinking it's the photograher behind the camera that makes these images so GORGEOUS:) How do you to it? Hope to join in all the fun later today...off to the beach:)
God Bless,
Diane

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Love the added element of water! I might just have to try that too!

MG Atwood said...

Oh this camera and the settings really gets my pulse racing! I mentioned it to the hubs, but hey, baby steps. If I were to win, you know I would go for it!!
Blueberries have never looked so good.

Heather H. said...

Funny about Reagan's berry love. Pingping has gone through stages of being totally in love with one fruit or another, too.

I'm funny about fresh produce. For years I never even THOUGHT about washing. Then, at some point, enough news articles clicked and I grew older and suddenly EVERYTHING had to be washed. BUT, I would still eat wild Maine blueberries or wild strawberries and not think anything of it. I grew up doing it.

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Gift of Grace said...

Amazing!! We love berries and oatmeal here too.

Gift of Grace said...

Amazing!! We love berries and oatmeal here too.

Kat said...

SO JEALOUS! I just ordered the 5d Mark ii and am SO EXCITED!

Dita said...

Oh MOMMMMMMYYYYYYYY.....now that's some serious perfection. WOWZA...this girl is dreaming with Mark III's swirling around my head!

Love your shots and that you celebrate the everyday...life is truly in the details.

Thank you for your very special friendship today and everyday!

I love YOU!
Dita

Buckeroomama said...

Lisa, your photos always wow me... always. Those blueberry shots are just amazing!

Dina Lettre said...

All I can say is yummmm!